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Respawn is NOT working on reconnect feature for Apex Legends

Expecting a reconnect feature in Apex Legends? Yeah that won't be happening, at least not for now

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 13, 2019 12:26 am CDT - 1 min, 15 secs reading time

If you've been playing Apex Legends you will have thought about a reconnect feature in the case that you get kicked, or the game crashes at some point. It makes sense, as I've been kicked or had Apex crash as I'm loading into the game or as I've just landed. But nope, it won't be happening.


Respawn community manager Jay Frechette posted on Reddit in /r/apexlegends to address some gamers' concerns, where he talked about a reconnect feature. Frechette said: "We've heard the suggestions from you folks asking for a reconnect to match feature. We are currently not pursuing this for a couple reasons:

  1. It opens a lot of risk for players to abuse it.
  2. We believe the resources needed to build, test, and release it are better spent focused on fixing stability issues so that the feature isn't necessary.

I definitely think the game needs a reconnect feature, especially when you consider it is still buggy with disconnect issues and crash-to-desktop errors. Blizzard has a great method in Overwatch that lets you re-join matches if you are disconnected, but you're punished in certain ways as well if it happens more than once. Hopefully Respawn works on a reconnect feature for Apex Legends in the coming months.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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